Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
Mustang Trekking is considered to be relatively easy trekking trails in Nepal, as it passes through the permitted route to Lo Manthang that lies in the very heart of Mustang—the best preserved destination. The trekking to Mustang is all about having trekking through almost treeless barren landscape and barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic. It is one of the most mysterious and least known kingdoms, where we can explore a weird and wonderful landscape. Mustang is a remote lies to the north of the Annapurna Region on the Tibetan border. There are numerous of Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, built into forbidding cliffs and mountain ledges. The attractions in Mustang district are, the Kagbeni, a quaint medieval town nestled in apple orchards and encircled by snow mountains and the Lo Manthang, an ancient capital city, built of whitewashed mud bricks and teeming with Buddhist prayer wheels and stupas, seeming to arise from the earth itself. There are very few guesthouses and restaurants in the region and therefore, you need to be well equipped.
Mustang lies in the Himalayan shadow, therefore, it rains much less than the rest of other areas in Nepal. It is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived and a very close-niche life, as it has remained inaccessible to outsiders for long time. This isolation helped people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. The tourists are required to take permission to have trekking in the Mustang, since it is the restricted area trekking, as long as you are with Nepal Adventure Bound, you do not need to worry on anything, because it is one of the authorized trekking agencies to operate any sorts of trekking and travels throughout Nepal.
The trekking to Mustang begins by short flight from Kathmadu to Pokhara and the trekking passes through the small villages, terraced hillsides, rhododendron and bamboo forests, ascending to Ghorapani and Poon Hill for splendid dawn views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The route then enters the spectacular Kali Gandaki river valley and finally reaches to Mustang and make trip to the area and explore the places lying alongside and descend down to Muktinath—famous temples and make excursion to the base of Thorung La Pass and descend down to Jomsom and then fly back to Pokhara and subsequently to Kathmandu.
|Maximum Elevation||Trek Style||Difficulty||Season||Duration|
|4325m||Home Stay/Camping||Medium/Hard||May to October||17 Days|
- Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu then transfer to the Hotel.
- Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
- Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara [210m, 7 hrs].
- Day 04: Pokhara fly to Jomsom [2760m] then trek to Kagbeni [2840m].
- Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Chele [3100m].
- Day 06: Chele trek to Gheling [3570m].
- Day 07: Gheling trek to Drakmar [3800m].
- Day 08: Drakmar trek to Lomanthang [3800m].
- Day 09: Lomanthang trek to Tsarang [3575m].
- Day 10: Tsarang trek to Syangbochen [3800m].
- Day 11: Syangbochen trek to Chhusang [2980m].
- Day 12: Chhusang trek to Muktinath [3700m].
- Day 13: Muktinath trek to Jomsom [2760m].
- Day 14: Jomsom fly back to Pokhara [25 minutes].
- Day 15: Explore Pokhara city, free day.
- Day 16: Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu.
- Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening.
- Day 18: Final departure.
- Accommodation in a twin sharing basis in B/B plan in Kathmandu.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
- All required trekking permits and necessary government paperwork.
- Air ticket Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara.
- English-Speaking guide holding valid government license and Porters.
- Private transport to starting point of the trek and back to the ending point.
- Accommodation during the trek at the lodges.
- All meals during the trek (3 meals of your choice from the menu with three cups of tea/coffee).
- Insurance fee for guide and porters.
- Equipment for guide and porters.
- Necessary camping equipments (Two-man tent, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, and table and chairs).
- All airport transfers.
- Rescue service.
- All government taxes and local taxes.
- Farewell Dinner
- All personal expenses.
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
- All bar bills in Kathmandu and during the trek.
- Entry fees in temples or monasteries.
- Personal equipments
- Tips for the trekking staffs.
- Rescue fee.
- Any unforeseen additional change and/or extension in the trek due to weather, natural calamities, or political unrests.
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